(CANADA) LATEST: A container ship carrying mining chemicals has caught fire off the Pacific coast near British Columbia posing a major environmental threat to the surrounding area #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.26: Authorities said the container ship Zim Kingston remained anchored at Constance Bank off the coast of British Columbia and an emergency zone has been established within hundreds of meters from the vessel.

#AceDailyNews says according to PressTV Report: Authorities said on Saturday that the ship had been bound for Vancouver when it caught fire and the ship is on fire and expelling toxic gas,” the Canadian Coast Guard said in a statement on its website: It is still unclear what caused the blaze.

Sunday, 24 October 2021 10:33 AM [ Last Update: Sunday, 24 October 2021 10:33 AM ]

Smoke billows from a fire on the container ship ZIM Kingston in the waters off the coast of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, October 23, 2021© TWITTER/ @CHAMP_VIC / REUTERS
Fire erupts aboard cargo ship off Canadian coast after HAZMAT containers catch fire, sending toxic fumes into the air

RT World News A blaze that erupted on the Malta-flagged MV Zim Kingston ship on Saturday morning has been “stabilized,” the Canadian Coast Guard announced. Containers carrying hazardous material had caught fire, sending toxic gas into the air.

The coast guard made the statement on its official Twitter account at 3pm local time, posting footage of water being sprayed onto the vessel, which had been anchored in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near the British Columbia city of Victoria.

The fire on the #ZimKingston has been stabilized. Depending on weather tomorrow, hazardous materials firefighters will board the ship to fight any remaining fires and ensure the fire is out. pic.twitter.com/IKIhY5Ayrm— Canadian Coast Guard (@CoastGuardCAN) October 24, 2021

The fire having been stabilized, officials will seek to board the ship on Monday, depending on weather conditions, to ensure the blaze has been completely extinguished and all hazardous materials have been secured.

After the fire began late on Saturday, officials asked other ships to remain at least two nautical miles away from the vessel, imposing an emergency zone over concerns about the blaze “expelling toxic gas.”

“Smoke coming from the vessel is being tracked from air-quality monitoring stations around the Greater Victoria area, and local health authorities are being provided with those results,” the coast guard said, adding that nearby residents were not in danger, and nor was there a threat to local ports.

To ensure the safety of the crew, 16 people were evacuated while the blaze was being tackled, with five remaining on board to keep the ship secure. It is thought the hazardous material caught fire after “excessive listing due to extreme weather.”

With strong winds expected in the area, emergency towing vessels, tugs and the coastguard will remain on site to monitor the situation overnight.

Local media reported that two containers loaded with chemicals weighing in total more than 52,000 kilograms were on fire: The Canadian Coast Guard said ten containers were currently burning, adding that the fire continued to spread but the ship itself was not on fire: The agency said it was working with its US counterpart to track 40 containers that had fallen overboard, saying they posed a significant risk to mariners: Ten to sixteen crew members from the ship were evacuated while five others had remained behind to fight the flames.

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“This is extremely concerning. The ship and containers are very close to Victoria, BC, and a big storm is forecast to hit tonight. We… are worried this may be yet another environmental disaster,” said David Boudinot, president of Surfrider Foundation Canada, an environmental organization.

Eikon Refinitiv data shows the Maltese-flagged Zim Kingston is managed by Cyprus-based Danaos Shipping Co Ltd.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Oct.26: 2021:

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(BRITISH COLUMBIA) Wildfires Report: Triggered by lightning strikes after recent ‘heat dome’ more than 130 are burning across Canada following a recent record heatwave #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – July.04: More than 130 wildfires – fuelled by lightning strikes – are burning across western Canada following a record-breaking heatwave.

#AceWeatherDesk says ..Canada Heatwave: Lightning triggers wildfires in British Columbia but experts say that #ClimateChange is expected to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, such as heatwaves. However, linking any single event to global warming is complicated according to oficials.

Watch: Lytton, British Columbia residents flee wildfires

Canada’s federal government said it would send military aircraft to help emergency workers battling to control the fires in British Columbia. 

Earlier this week, people had to flee the village of Lytton in the province.

Lytton, which recorded Canada’s highest ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F) on Tuesday, was destroyed by fire.

The blaze in the village – about 260km (160 miles) north-east of Vancouver – forced many of its 250 residents to leave without their belongings on Wednesday evening.

“Within about 15 minutes the whole town was engulfed in flames,” Mayor Jan Polderman told the BBC: Visual guide to the heatwave’s causes

Abnormally high temperatures have been recorded in swathes of North America in recent days.

On Friday, the British Columbia Wildfire Service said that 136 fires were active across the province following some 12,000 lightning strikes the previous day. 

Hundreds of people have been warned they may have to leave their homes.

Reuters: Authorites in British Columbia have recorded more than 130 wildfires, like this one in Kamloops

Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said the government would provide aid, including military helicopters and personnel, to help tackle the fires and reach people threatened by the flames.

The blazes have forced the closure of a number of major roads. 

Public Safety Minister Bill Blair said the weather and the wildfires were having a “devastating” and “unprecedented” impact on British Columbia. 

“These wildfires show that we are in the earliest stages of what promises to be a long and challenging summer,” he said.

Health officials say extreme heat is likely to have contributed to 719 sudden deaths over the past week.

“Many of the deaths experienced over the past week were among older individuals living alone in private residences with minimal ventilation,” Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said in a statement. 

Temperatures have been easing in coastal areas of Canada, but there is not much respite for inland regions. The British Columbia Wildfire Service said it was bracing for more wildfires throughout the weekend. 

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: July.04: 2021:

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` Earthquake Magnitude 6.6 Has been Registered South of Port Hardy Muncipality of British Columbia ‘

#AceWorldNews- PORT HARDY – April 24 – A 6.6 magnitude earthquake has been registered 94km south of Port Hardy municipality, British Columbia, western Canada, according to the US Geological Survey.

The quake occurred at 03:10 GMT at a depth of 11.4km.

No tsunami danger has been issued for potentially affected US and Canadian areas, including Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California, according to the US tsunami warning office.

Currently there is no information on possible casualties or damage.

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